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    Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    I worked in the powersports industry for a bit and Polaris was one of our main competitors. So I followed their stuff very closely, and we started hearing rumors and seeing patents for the Slingshot over a year ago. Even though I don't work in the industry anymore, I'm still following it and I found the Slingshot very interesting, especially from a company like Polaris! Even though the Slingshot is classified as a "motorcycle", it's more like a car, so I'm wondering what everyone here thinks about it? First impressions? How do you feel about Polaris? Do you think it'll do well? And so on....?

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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    Looks like a ugly transformer prolly fun though

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    It looks like all those track only cars companies are making now like the atom and that ktm thing

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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    So in replying to this I was going to say it's super weird to see Polaris come out with something like this considering they don't make motorcycles or anything else road legal - but I was wrong.. Learn something new every day.

    It's weird to see this out of Polaris though.. I wonder how it competes with the KTM and Ariel (if it does...) and I wonder what the market is for things like this.. I don't hate it - I think it looks pretty neat. I'd never buy one... But it's cool.

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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    All it can compete with are the brp spyder and the Morgan 3 wheeler. Too sporty for the Morgan and not bike enough for the spyder.
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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by exist View Post
    I don't hate it - I think it looks pretty neat. I'd never buy one... But it's cool.
    I'm on the same page.... I don't hate it. I think the look will grow on me. I bet it looks better in person too! And I think the aftermarket for this thing is going to explode!

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    All it can compete with are the brp spyder and the Morgan 3 wheeler. Too sporty for the Morgan and not bike enough for the spyder.
    I agree, those two would be competition for it, but neither is really the same thing. So, Polaris didn't reinvent the wheel or anything like that, but they kind of started their own class! Nothing to compete against them, and if this thing does very well, it'll take too long for other companies to react. It's no different than the RZR... Polaris didn't invent the side-by-side, but they made their own class by building the first sport side-by-side... And even though there's competition out there now, Polaris absolutely dominates that segment!!! Does anyone even know what a Wildcat is?

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    looks like the BRP Spyder and KTM Xbow had a baby lol.. I think it looks cool, Id love to drive one.
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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    Big difference will be the price as well, I think the base crossbow is around $90k, where as the slingshot will start at $20k. I know the crossbow will be way more car, but over 4 times the car?

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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    What engine are they going to use and will it at least have a real transmission and not a CVT?
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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    It has a GM Ecotec 2.4L with a 5-speed manual transmission.


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    Oh well that blows then. I wish they would've used a k series Honda or an ecoboost ford
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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    Agreed, but at least it's not a CVT.

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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    A 1.0l ecoboost like the formula ford would've been mint
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    Re: Polaris Slingshot....Your Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniD1CK5 View Post
    A 1.0l ecoboost like the formula ford would've been mint

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